Chania Park of Local Industies Building 13-03
The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is located in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda. It constitutes the life vision of its founder, Ioannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika Νea” (aka Chania News).
The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005. The museum collection includes rare cast iron printing presses and other machines, as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers, as well as our precious lithographies, travel the visitor in the art of Typography.
The effort for the enrichment of the museum with new exhibits and the contact with people of Typography are continuous. In April 2012 the museum was extended by adding a new wing with collection exhibits that are related to the development of graphic arts, as well as important exhibitions regarding the evolution of typography and the history of writing.
During guided tours children and adults have the opportunity to print on the old printing presses.